Mandy's To-Do List
03/12/2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Blaine Senior Center
763 G St.
On Wednesday, March 12th from 5-7pm, the Blaine Senior Center will host a St. Patrick’s Celebration Dinner. All community members are invited to participate in this festive evening, which will include a delicious dinner, a raffle, and live Irish music performed by the band Up in the Air. Admission is on a donation basis, and all proceeds will benefit the Whatcom Senior Nutrition Program to help ensure that no senior goes hungry. This event is sponsored by Blaine Community Meals (a part of the Community Assistance Program), the Whatcom Senior Nutrition Program, and the Blaine Senior Center. The Whatcom Senior Nutrition Program is a program of the Whatcom Council on Aging, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
03/13/2014 - 03/15/2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ferndale High School
5830 Golden Eagle Drive
Ferndale High’s cast of 50 presents “Seussical the Musical”. What is Seussical? Seussical is a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss with a story that weaves together his most famous tales and characters from at least 15 of his books in unexpected ways. Many of these characters meet for the first time in our musical. Come join Cat in the Hat in the fun and craziness that’s only Dr. Seuss. All ages will enjoy this production.
Seussical the Musical runs March 6-8 and 13-15 at 7pm at Ferndale High Auditorium. Tickets sold at the door: Adults $10, Students/Seniors $7, children UNDER 6 years FREE
03/13/2014 - 03/15/2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Idiom Theater
1418 Cornwall Ave
“Now’s the time it’s your big fat chance; time to squeeze into those smarty pants.”
Sketchopedia is an educational sketch comedy about all things that start with the letter A. It’s not science and it’s not entertainment- it’s “Edutainment!” Written by Kimberly Ross and Krissa Woiwod, it’s a journey through history, pop culture and the animal kingdom with singing and dancing. Drawing its inspiration from programs such as “The Electric Company”, “The Muppet Show” and “Baz Luhrman’s Australia”, Sketchopedia takes you on “an encyclopeditious journey through the academonstrative arts” and promises to be “everything to everyone”.
Two weekends: March 6,7,8 & 13,14,15 at 8pm at idiom theater
Tickets available at idiomtheater.com
Opening Night (Thursday March 6) features a post play Pie Social with pie, ice cream, cider, whiskey, and photo opps with cast.
03/14/2014 - 03/16/2014 - All Day at Blaine Middle School
975 H Street
KAFE 104.1 welcomes the 12th Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival to Blaine Middle School THIS WEEKEND! There’s bird viewing stations, photography workshops, arts and crafts, expert speakers, and wildlife cruises. Click HERE for more information or call 360-332-4544.
03/15/2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Bellingham Senior Center Hall
315 Halleck St
As part of the nationwide March for Meals campaign, the Whatcom-San Juan Senior Nutrition Program is hosting and selling breakfast on March 15th before the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a delicious breakfast to benefit the organization and learn more about the Meals on Wheels and community lunch program. 100% of the proceeds will go directly back to the program to ensure no senior goes hungry
03/15/2014 - 03/16/2014 - 10:57 am at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street
Get ready to laugh and have a wonderful time at this splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical. Meet Vern, Patsy, and Honey: three pals that have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. If you like ‘The Golden Girls’, you will love this show. If you like to play bingo, come see our show, Bingo, for a laugh-filled evening! Directed by Laura Nelson. Call for tickets! Box office opens Feb 18th Tues-Friday 1-3 pm 360-354-4425
Feb 27th, 28th, March 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th at 7:30pm
March 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th at 2pm
Adults $12 – Seniors $10 – Children $8
‘Senior Saturday’ at the March 8th matinee! Free coffee and cookies for Senior Citizens
‘Red Hat Day’ at the March 15th matinee! Free coffee and cookies for anyone wearing a red hat
03/15/2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm at Nooksack Valley High School
3326 East Badger Road
Help support the music program in the Nooksack Valley by attending their annual Silent Auction and Dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $10 or $18 for a couple and can be purchased at the door. Free admission to the auction! Entertainment will be provided by the Nooksack Valley High School Jazz Choir.
These fundraisers are used to provide new instruments for band members, instrument repair, sheet music for both band and choirs, travel to various competitions and many other musical needs that help enhance a students’ education.
03/15/2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The 10th annual WCEL fundraiser to benefit young children with special health care needs will be held Saturday, March 15th. Evening activities will feature fine dining, live & silent auctions and special surprises. Live items include a Sun Valley getaway, Seahawks Club tickets and signed memorabilia, and a Dunham Cellars hosted wine party, to name a few! Whatcom Center for Early Learning, a local non-profit agency, provides services throughout Whatcom County to support the development of very young children with special health care needs & their families since 1973.
The evening features the premiere of the short film “You Never Stopped,” dedicated to the families of WCEL, produced and fully donated by Hand Crank Films. To see a teaser trailer, go to the Whatcom Center for Early Learning Facebook page.
03/18/2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham High School’s award-winning Showstoppers, Mixed/Treble Choir, and Concert Choir will all be performing in a free event at the BHS Theater on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm. Attend this concert for a preview of the pieces these talented groups will be performing in upcoming vocal competitions. For information, contact choir director Linda Short at Linda.Short@bellinghamschools.org
03/19/2014 - 11/11/2014 - All Day
Visit one of our beautiful state parks for free this weekend! Washington State Parks announces Sunday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 20 are the first of 12 “free days” in 2014 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park.
The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. The 2014 State Parks free days are as follows:
• January 19 and 20 – in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• March 19 – Washington State Parks birthday
• April 19 – A spring Saturday “free day”
• April 22 – Earth Day
• May 11 – A spring Sunday “free day”
• June 7 and 8 – National Trails Day and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing Weekend
• June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
• August 25 – National Park Service birthday
• September 27 – National Public Lands Day
• November 11 – Veterans Day